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by musman9853
Sun May 26, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 57658

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

larger planes don't inherently have better economics though. you have to pay for more fa's, more fuel, more landing and takeoff fees, larger gates means larger gate fees, etc. . larger planes do have less pilots though relatively speaking and pilots are the most expensive. sure but that doesn't nec...

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by musman9853
Sun May 26, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 57658

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

I think that Airbus' current projections are too conservative. 1600 new VLA's in the coming 20 years including anything larger than an A350-1000 as a VLA. i.e., 80 VLA's a year? I think that technological advances within the next 5 years (for EIS within 10 years) are going to make aircraft so econo...

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by musman9853
Thu May 23, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 18355

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

Doug Parker was on the NBC nightly network news tonight, and said much the same - if his pilots feel it is safe, he and his family would fly on the MAX. The airplane was in service for over a year and he never flew on it. I think even he knows how sorry the hard product is on his MAXes. It's really...

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by musman9853
Thu May 23, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 57658

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

If a little airline named Emirates didn’t exist and grow the way they did, how many A380s would have sold? A380 was as much as a success as Concorde. Enough said. You think 167 orders as much a success as 14? Being generous, Airbus spent around 27 billion dollars on the A380 program. Concorde cost ...

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by musman9853
Thu May 23, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 20759

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

While I usually try to stay away from expletives, this article is quite plainly bullsh**. The Icelandic economy is slowing done for sure, but saying it's a) crashing and b) it's due to WOW is laughable. The tourism industry merely slowing down towards the right size with sustainable fares. Plus, it...

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by musman9853
Wed May 22, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 57658

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The A380 may have been a commercial failure but the engineering and management lessons learnt are clearly apparent. Question is are those lessons worth 30B? I'm sure if they had built the a350 instead of the a380 they'd have teething issues too, but at least that program would have been a commercia...

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by musman9853
Wed May 22, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 57658

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The A380 may have been a commercial failure but the engineering and management lessons learnt are clearly apparent. Question is are those lessons worth 30B? I'm sure if they had built the a350 instead of the a380 they'd have teething issues too, but at least that program would have been a commercia...

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by musman9853
Wed May 22, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 57658

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The A380 may have been a commercial failure but the engineering and management lessons learnt are clearly apparent. Question is are those lessons worth 30B? I'm sure if they had built the a350 instead of the a380 they'd have teething issues too, but at least that program would have been a commercia...

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by musman9853
Tue May 21, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 77
Views: 1817

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

IIRC from living in MCO area, Legoland is not too far away. Another growing theme park. ehh, legoland isnt that far from disney. if a family wants to go there, they're probably going to disney or universal first. and as an orlandoan, i really don't get this. 30 min on i4 from downtown gets you to l...

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by musman9853
Mon May 20, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 207842

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

BlatantEcho wrote:
Sounds like presentation to the board shortly and maybe authorization to offer at next board meeting??


seems likely. there were rumors that ato was supposed to be offered at the march board meeting. wouldve made sense to delay it based on the max grounding.

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by musman9853
Mon May 20, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 56695

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

smi0006 wrote:
So nothing actually new here - just a rumour?


It's Reuters. If they're reporting it, it's fact.

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by musman9853
Sat May 18, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 24317

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

Their transatlantic Boeing 767-300 is apparently without IFE in economy … They should fix that first ... the ancient 767s and 757s are on their way out thank god. Iirc there's gonna be 5 767s left in the fleet at the end of next year. The 75s will remain for the foreseeable future... :roll: they're...

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by musman9853
Sat May 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 24317

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

Their transatlantic Boeing 767-300 is apparently without IFE in economy … They should fix that first ... the ancient 767s and 757s are on their way out thank god. Iirc there's gonna be 5 767s left in the fleet at the end of next year. Meanwhile all of the DL 757s / 767s have Ife and many have even ...

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by musman9853
Sat May 18, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 24317

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

Mortyman wrote:
Their transatlantic Boeing 767-300 is apparently without IFE in economy … They should fix that first ...


the ancient 767s and 757s are on their way out thank god. Iirc there's gonna be 5 767s left in the fleet at the end of next year.

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by musman9853
Sat May 18, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 24317

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

For me IFE on a flight is a big deal. A good IFE system makes even long flights in cramped quarters a breeze. The funny thing is I rarely sit down to watch TV or a movie at home. But in the air I find it a great opportunity to sit back, relax and catch up on movies I've missed. Being able to stream...

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by musman9853
Sat May 18, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 24317

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

DFW17L wrote:
BYOD is much better than seatback IFE. Even when IFE is available, I use my iPad to stream content via WiFi.


exactly. my $1k phone is much higher quality than any seatback ife. give me a outlet or a usb port and i'll be happy.

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by musman9853
Fri May 17, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?
Replies: 64
Views: 10788

Re: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?

didn't we already know this with the "project diamond" thing?

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by musman9853
Thu May 16, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 39
Views: 12398

Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

can't wait for the livery. that's gonna be a pretty jet.

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by musman9853
Thu May 16, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 24716

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

sonicruiser wrote:
DDR wrote:
You can tell who's not informed in this thread.

Orlando is not a patch of swampland in Florida.


As someone who lives in Orlando :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

Miami on the other hand... :stirthepot:


as an another orlandoan, idk bits are pretty swampy haha.

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by musman9853
Thu May 16, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 29503

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Airbazar.. Which is the exact opposite of what the pre-announcement management briefing detailed, moreover there has been an admission of sorts that the fleet mix has been wrong for some time and that the focus will continue to shift from additional capacity to improving yield. Expect the accelerat...

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by musman9853
Tue May 14, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 374886

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

getting 154 flashbacks

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by musman9853
Mon May 13, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 291046

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

but the a330s are on their way out, to be replaced by 787s and probably the 797 if it launches. Delivered 2002-2012. Many will be with Qantas for at least another decade sure. but the older ones are pushing 2 decades, and qf has clearly started replacement planning. and given how much alan joyce se...

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by musman9853
Mon May 13, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 78
Views: 11554

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

why not 7107, 7117, 7127, 7137 etc Razza74 that's my bet too. the 7x7 designation is probably the most recognizable name in the the aviation industry, and it's probably up there in the broader market too. Pretty much everyone knows what a 747 is. Boeing would be stupid to throw away that brand reco...

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by musman9853
Mon May 13, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 291046

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Qantas operate 787's which share a type rating with the 777. Pilot training would then be cheaper with the 777X. Also operate a lot more 330s (28 in all) which have common ratings with the 350. https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/news/en/2014/10/the-common-type-rating-is-approved-for-a350-xwb-and-a330-...

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by musman9853
Sun May 12, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 15364

Re: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?

Y'know, I always forget that composite fuselages were first rolled out In 1989. Oh wait, they were rolled out decades later. https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fsportaviationcenter.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2010%2F04%2F150LearFan.jpg 1970: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commo...

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by musman9853
Sun May 12, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 7632

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

Lol aviation is like 95% white men yet it's apparently so hard for the white men lol.

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by musman9853
Sat May 11, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest Emirates Fleet Plan Completely Omits 787-10s
Replies: 1
Views: 1509

Latest Emirates Fleet Plan Completely Omits 787-10s

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 0s-458102/

seems to be the closest thing to confirming those are cancelled.
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https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 0s-458102/

seems to be the closest thing to confirming those are cancelled.

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by musman9853
Sat May 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 291046

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

musman9853 wrote:
Interesting, so I'm assuming Qantas can't have it's pilots fly the route under the current contract then?


The 777/A350 are not in the contract, nor are such long sectors.[/quote]
great, thanks!

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by musman9853
Sat May 11, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 291046

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

on a somewhat different note, do we know when they might announce the order? Paris maybe? Two schools of thought 1) never, they are setting AIPA up with the contract negotiations for the blame 2) end of year Interesting, so I'm assuming Qantas can't have it's pilots fly the route under the current ...

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by musman9853
Fri May 10, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 291046

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

on a somewhat different note, do we know when they might announce the order? Paris maybe?

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by musman9853
Fri May 10, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 16015

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

JFK richmond, sure. JFK to the most popular destination on earth? naaah.

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by musman9853
Thu May 09, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 23701

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

i have no problem with american. aadvantage is basically on par with the other programs. Their international J is all amazing, short of a handful of 767s and 757s which thankfully are on their way out. And as a gen z'er, i personally have no problem using my phone or tablet as a ife. my phone is way...

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by musman9853
Wed May 08, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 146
Views: 29129

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

WayexTDI wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
scbriml wrote:
Leeham reported last week that no NMA engine will be ready for 2025 EIS, so anyone still selling that idea is smoking some good stuff.


got a link to that story?

There you go.


Thanks!

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by musman9853
Wed May 08, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 146
Views: 29129

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

scbriml wrote:
Leeham reported last week that no NMA engine will be ready for 2025 EIS, so anyone still selling that idea is smoking some good stuff.


got a link to that story?

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by musman9853
Wed May 08, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 146
Views: 29129

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

Boeing has dragged their feet on the NMA and Airbus currently has the best alternative available to replace the 757 on longer sectors. The A321 LR is fine plane. I don't blame Icelandair one bit. What’s your source to state that Boeing has dragged their feet on NMA? I’m not seeing that at all. they...

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by musman9853
Tue May 07, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying
Replies: 44
Views: 11229

Re: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying

a330neo looks great. the a350 looks kind off to me. it's just too long, reminds me of the a346.

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by musman9853
Tue May 07, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26535

Re: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order

Interesting they may go CFM, not P&W. So the fuel savings must be extremely close or on par. "While IndiGo has so far confined past orders to Airbus, it hasn’t ruled out buying Boeing Co. jets in the future, according to Dutta. And the order being discussed with Airbus hasn’t been finalize...

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by musman9853
Tue May 07, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 291046

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I would think there would be a slight edge to the 777-8/9 since the same pilot pool can fly the 777 and 787. If Wikipedia numbers are correct, Qantas operates 40 Airbus aircraft (A330 and A380) and 16 Boeing widebodies. The pilot pool would be a wash at best for either model I think. both those pla...

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by musman9853
Sun May 05, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 15364

Re: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?

Airbus should wait for alternative powered engines. Fuel-powered jet engines might be banned by 2030. The A320NG will continue to sell another 10 years like hot cake. there's no way that happens. even in cars, where we could in theory transition every new car sold to an ev, that change will happen ...

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by musman9853
Sun May 05, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 15364

Re: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?

I'm referring to the numerous threads on re-winging the A320 family and the benefits of a clean-sheet NB from this century. I think the consensus there was that there is currently no commercial reason to do so. Even a 29/30 year old CEO is more efficient than a brand-new NEO on short hops - hence t...

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by musman9853
Sat May 04, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 15364

Re: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?

I don’t think United is going to have the ability to wait beyond 2025 to replace their 757/767. This may very well push them to settle and order more 788 to replace their 767... however, hopefully this will push them to Airbus for the 321XLR and perhaps some 330neos more 321s makes sense. however w...

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by musman9853
Sat May 04, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 15364

Re: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?

The A320-200 variant will never become obsolete, unless there is some breakthrough in electric aircraft. You're forgetting that we're still in 1988 technologically in this industry Keesje, especially Airbus (but I guess it's better than 1968). Y'know, I always forget that composite fuselages were f...

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by musman9853
Sat May 04, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 15364

Re: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?

The A320-200 variant will never become obsolete, unless there is some breakthrough in electric aircraft. You're forgetting that we're still in 1988 technologically in this industry Keesje, especially Airbus (but I guess it's better than 1968). Y'know, I always forget that composite fuselages were f...

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by musman9853
Thu May 02, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop
Replies: 105
Views: 33770

Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

Kindanew wrote:
BTV290 wrote:
I actually really like the raccoon mask. To me, it makes what I consider to be a chubby looking plane look a bit sleeker.


I like the racoon mask on the A350 but I don't think it works on other aircraft.



agreed. it looks weird on air canada's birds for example

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by musman9853
Wed May 01, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 20076

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

Butwe would rather focus on a delivery truck that spends too much time idling with engine running. Or we like to feel good about our Prius while still taking vacations around the world. Just look at the growth in the number of aircraft that have been launched and are flying intercontinental routes....

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by musman9853
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 20076

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

fightforlove wrote:
I would assume one can assume that this is good news for the 40x Boeing 787-10 order coming to fruition?


seems unlikely to happen. the a330neo and a350 order to replace the a380s seems to be EK's "small" widebody picks

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by musman9853
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4544

Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

Zaf wrote:
737Max


well that will probably be resolved in a couple of months. no one really thinks the max will be grounded permanently

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by musman9853
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4544

Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

Not quite completely "dead", but there's only 1 single A340-500 in active commercial service - 4K-AZ86 of Azerbaijan Airlines. There are a few VIP A345 around (i.e. the one own by Sheldon Adelson, one own by Qatar gov't, etc.), though. Oldest A345 was delivered in 2004. Ooof. That's reall...

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by musman9853
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai could take Airbus planes
Replies: 12
Views: 3628

Re: FlyDubai could take Airbus planes

i mean the a320 is booked out for years. does anybody really think the max grounding is gonna last more than another few months? The patch has already been released to the oversight committee, and they said 90 days.

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by musman9853
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest posts Q1 2019 earnings
Replies: 16
Views: 3671

Re: Southwest posts Q1 2019 earnings

the max grounding is gonna screw over a bunch of investors, me thinks. Probably not, it's already pretty priced in (which is why Southwest has lagged the other airlines slightly lately). Even Boeing's stock hasn't been beaten down too badly. As long as they come back into service, the market will l...

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